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Pick up at the airport and transfer to the Double Tree by Hilton Iquitos hotel, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch before transfer by private vehicle to the city of Nauta to board. Our staff will escort you to your suite, specially equipped with all the comforts: comfortable beds, pure Peruvian pima cotton sheets, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, and amenities.
Before starting the navigation, our bartender will serve you a cocktail prepared with regional fruits and pisco, the most popular national liquor in Peru. Do not miss the opportunity to savor it while enjoying a 360 degree view in the observation area or a panoramic view in the indoor or outdoor lounge. Once we start sailing and before the welcome dinner, the naturalist guides will provide us with an overview of the trip program, such as activities, routes, information on wildlife and vegetation, the geographical and historical background, as well as other details. tools. If you have any doubts or questions, our guides will always be at your disposal.
Welcome dinner. Begin your trip by pairing our house wines with the proposal of Peruvian gastronomy with an Amazonian influence. The menu offers several options, including a vegetarian alternative. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements in advance. After dinner you will be able to enjoy a spectacular view of the starry sky, while we begin our journey deep into the Amazon jungle.
Before breakfast we will start a boat excursion in the Yanallpa del Ucayali area (Ucayali River), located in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, where numerous species of native animals will be sighted. After breakfast we will be ready to start a new boat excursion to the Tapiche River in search of wildlife.
Before noon you will return to the boat where a cooking demonstration will be held by the executive chef. After lunch, whoever wishes can attend a talk about the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and in the afternoon we will take a boat excursion to the Dorado River, where we will fish with local techniques.
Before returning to the Zafiro we will go on a night excursion in search of alligators, tarantulas, frogs and other species that appear when the sun goes down.
Return to the ship and dinner on board.
In the morning after breakfast we will go by boat to explore the black water Yarapa River, where the famous pink and gray freshwater dolphins swim. Return to Zafiro, from where we will observe the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón rivers, the place where these two rivers meet, giving rise to the Amazon River.
After lunch, in the afternoon, we will go by boat on the Amazon River and visit the Huasi community. There we will observe how they live and learn more about their customs, always from the hand of our guides, who will act as interpreters for us.
We will enjoy a bath in the Tahuayo River and before returning to the boat we will be able to appreciate the colors of the Amazonian sunset. Back on the boat, you can relax with live music before the presentation of the crew and farewell dinner.
After breakfast we will proceed to disembark. On the way to the airport, we will visit the Amazon Rescue Center (CREA), where biologists and volunteers take care of manatees, an endangered species that the authorities have rescued.
We will observe how the manatees are treated and prepared for their reinsertion into their natural habitat. Likewise, we will be able to see other animals that have also been rescued.